Friday Pearl

Climate Change: Paris to Pittsburgh

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Climate change is not coming. It's here. The American government may have pulled out of the Paris Agreement, but the American people are committed to its goals and there is nothing Washington can do to stop us. ~Michael Bloomberg

A just released National Geographic film titled Paris to Pittsburgh is a must watch for all those interested in seeing what the ever-growing number of US cities and states are doing to address the climate change issues. 


As the weather grows more deadly and destructive, cities and states all over the US aren't waiting on Washington to act on climate change.


We're all a resident of somewhere. So residents of cities have a huge role to play – that's where we can pull the levers on things like transportation decisions, land use decisions. 


People understanding where they live, where they work, how they get around—this is their everyday life that actually can make a real difference.


This just released National Geographic documentary​ celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. There are now more jobs available in the state of Pennsylvania ​in clean energy than in fossil fuel industry.


Paris to Pittsburgh shines a light on the many forgotten communities and people who have been affected by climate change in our country, as well as solutions for how we can fight back and reduce our carbon footprint. I’m proud to be part of this poignant and powerful documentary, and admire the pro-active approach Bloomberg Philanthropies has taken with this project and this issue; we need meaningful change.

~Rachel Brosnahan - activist and film narrator


We hope our science-focused Friday Pearl readers will take the time to watch this important film in the next few days while it is free.


Ellen Troyer, with Spencer Thornton, MD, David Amess and the Biosyntrx staff


Starting on December 13, the film will be available for free on digital platforms on National Geographic’s website (, mobile app (Nat Geo TV App), Video On Demand and connected devices (such as Roku, AppleTV).

Also starting December 13, the film will be available for one week on National Geographic’s YouTube channel. The film was funded by Bloomberg Philanthropics, which focuses on the arts, education, environment, government innovation, and public health.